The Tibet Fund and Eye surgery fund, USA has been consistently supporting the eye checkup and eye surgery camps at Tibetan settlements in India. With a circular from Department of Health, CTA an eye screening camp was organized at the Tibetan settlements of Dekyiling, Clementown, Rajpur, Tsering Dhondeling, Manduwala, Poanta, Herbetpur, Kamrao, Sataun, Puruwala and Ravangla.
Ophthalmologist screened a total of 323 patients. All patients underwent usual procedure of eye examination such as visual acuity examination and refraction by Ophthalmologist. Spectacles were distributed at subsidized rate to 90 patients with refractory errors as per ophthalmologist prescription. 14 patients underwent cataract and Pterygium surgery whereas, one patient underwent Glaucoma treatment. Eye drops was distributed to 56 patients as per the ophthalmologists prescription.
Department of Health would like to thank The Eye Surgery Fund and The Tibet Fund for their generous financial support, which made possible the Eye camp in the Tibetan settlements. It has benefitted a total of 323 financially challenged and aged patients who could undergo a proper eye checkup, probably which they have not done for years.